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Man Receives Double Arm Transplant

Just before Thanksgiving, Will Lautzenheiser graciously received a double arm transplant from an anonymous donor. Because of an aggressive streptococcus infection, Lautzenheiser lost all four of his limbs in 2011. The infection led to sepsis, forcing a quadruple amputation. Earlier in the year he was approved for an extraordinarily rare operation, a bilateral arm transplant. Now, after the seemingly miraculous… Read More

How the NFL Aims to Protecting Athletes from Traumatic Brain Injuries

Over the last few years, the NFL has increased their attention to studying the severe brain effects of their professional athletes. Awareness throughout the country and the league has amplified because of the traumatic brain injuries players and even former players have experienced.  Dozens of rules have been implemented to fight against possible traumatic brain injuries, and experimental ideas such as… Read More

New Study Reveals Promising Path for Rehabilitation of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

Traumatic brain injuries undoubtedly affect normal brain control and activity in a vast array of possibilities, and traumatic brain injuries don’t only affect football players. Victims of car accidents who have experienced violent blows to the head also suffer from the countless complications of severe brain trauma.  Currently, no such cognitive or medical treatment exists to effectively treat brain damage,… Read More

What is a Closed Head Injury?

Traumatic head injuries come in many forms. A closed head injury is the sort of injury in which the skull does not break and the dura mater stays intact as well. Though it may seem like a good sign to have a head injury without damaging the skull, closed head injuries can still cause significant damage to the brain. During… Read More